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Letter: Obama's popularity

So, Obama's popularity polls are going down. It's not because his policies are all that bad and many do not like him; it's because of his race.

 

 

Letters: I apologize ...

Caledonia mayor discusses disagreement

 

 

Peter Imes: Finding work and workers online

Posted 8/12/2010 in Local Columns

Unemployment in the Golden Triangle now ranges anywhere from 10.7 percent (Oktibbeha County) to 22 percent (Noxubee County). In light of these staggering numbers, I think now may be a good time to review a few methods of finding both work (for the unemployed) and workers (for employers).

 

 

A death that could have been prevented

I am the only sister to John A. Hall, formerly of Columbus. On July 1, 2010 my brother was on his motorcycle traveling down Highway 45 North.

 

 

Disagrees with judge's gay marriage ruling

Openly gay Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's decision to overturn the voter approved Proposition 8, that defines marriage as between one man and one woman in California, slices at the jugular of true democracy.

 

 

Jeremiah Dumas: Change for a better community

Posted 8/11/2010 in Local Columns

I have read with considerable interest the many opinion pieces and articles in the paper pertaining to personal freedom infringement by the current and past actions of the Board of Aldermen.

 

Steve Mullen: Ghilles in the mist: Amid graffiti sweep, kids spraying more than paint

Posted 8/11/2010 in Local Columns

Do you feel like you're being watched? If you were strolling down the Riverwalk in the evening hours over the past three weeks, you probably were.

 

It's back to school time -- for parents, too

Posted 8/10/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

School bells are ringing across the Golden Triangle. But kids aren't the only ones who need to hunker down for the new school year. With so much at stake, we challenge parents to take a more active role in their children's education.

 

 

Local voices: Learning from Nono

Posted 8/9/2010 in Local Columns

My mother and I spent our first night in Mississippi, in May 2008, at Shadowlawn, the antebellum home and bed and breakfast on College Street. The only Mississippians I knew were Shadowlawn's owners, Burnette and Nono Avakian. When we asked about the couple, we learned they'd met at an antiques auction.

 

 

Disagrees with councilman on four-day work week

I disagree will the comments by Charlie Box concerning the four-day work week by the public works in the July 20 issue of the Dispatch. As a local business owner, we benefit from four-day work weeks by simply being able to keep our work trucks off the road for one day, especially during the current recession.

 

 

Questions about gas pricing

Either I, and others in our community, needs to be educated on how gasoline at the pumps is priced or our local gas stations are price gouging.

 

 

Congratulations

I wish more people, young and not-so-young, had Timmy Lind's drive, determination, and focus.

 

Roses and thorns 8-8-10

Posted 8/7/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Night Out participants; educators and school officials; George Gerhart; Edward Valibus; Columbus Air Force Base;

Birney Imes: Some like it hot

Posted 8/7/2010 in Local Columns

Monday afternoon I felt like Harry Dean Stanton in the movie "Paris, Texas."

 

Letter: Disappointed with Gerhart

 

 

Peter Imes: Blocking inappropriate websites

Posted 8/5/2010 in Local Columns

Someone contacted me a few weeks ago with concerns that an employee's web browser history listed several websites that were not work related.

 

 

Peter Imes: Tech company Spotter considers Golden Triangle

Posted 8/2/2010 in Local Columns

Earlier this year I taught a beginner-level class on social media through MUW's Department of Continuing Education. Though he has been involved in the development of modern computers and was teaching a computer history class through the same program, Claude Simpson enrolled in my class for an update on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

Peter Imes: Recent tech news roundup

Posted 8/2/2010 in Local Columns

Over the past few weeks, we've been exploring the various ways the Internet has changed our daily lives.

 

Ask Rufus: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

Recently there have been several television programs on the Underground Railroad. That was the network established in antebellum times to help escaping slaves make their way to freedom.

Birney Imes: The road most traveled

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

The other day someone was talking about the proposed Highway 45 Bypass and how it might not be the great thing everyone seems to think it will be.

 

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